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New car diary for August 2008

Make: Audi

Model: TT - TTS

Released: Aug 2008

The TTS Roadster and coupe are the first S-badged TT models to be released by Audi. With standard quattro all-wheel drive, a 200kW/350Nm 2.0 TSFI engine with the choice of S tronic or manual transmissions, and stainless steel design details. Expect the TTS here by mid-2008 in both coupe and roadster guises.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Passat - R36

Released: Aug 2008

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its most potent ‘R’ model yet – the Passat R36. Tipped to go on sale in both sedan and wagon form here in the third quarter of 2007, the R36 employs a new 225kW 3.6-litre FSI V6, paired with a six-speed DSG gearbox channelling drive to all four wheels.
read more about the Volkswagen Passat

Make: Suzuki

Model: Grand Vitara

Released: Aug 2008

SUZUKI will launch a facelifted Grand Vitara range in August 2008. Changes will include revised headlamps, tail lamps, grille, bumper and wheels. Power will be via upgraded Petrol and Diesel engines.
read more about the Suzuki Grand Vitara

Make: Honda

Model: Jazz

Released: Aug 2008

Evolution, not revolution, is the theme for the second-generation Jazz five-door hatch launched at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Featuring a completely new body and interior, the Jazz is likely to be offered with revised 1.3 and 1.5-litre engines. Australian sales are expected to commence in late 2008.
read more about the Honda Jazz

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado

Released: Aug 2008

Holden will relaunch its Rodeo range as the Colorado in July via a cosmetically facelifted model that is now on sale in Thailand as the Chevrolet Colorado. Featuring a new front bumper and interior trim, it will swap the Chev bow-tie logo on its grille for Holden’s lion mascot.
read more about the Holden Colorado

Make: Renault

Model: Clio - RenaultSport

Released: Aug 2008

Renault used the 2005 Geneva motor show to take the covers off its new Clio RenaultSport hatch. Due on sale in Australia mid 2008, the hot Clio is powered by a 147kW/215Nm 2.0-litre 16-valve four-cylinder. In close-ratio six-speed manual guise it races to 100km/h in a claimed 6.9 seconds.
read more about the Renault Clio

Make: Holden

Model: Epica - Diesel

Released: Aug 2008

Holden is expected to launch a diesel-powered Epica by late 2008. The mid-sized sedan's 2.0-litre common-rail diesel is also used in the Captiva SUV. Developed jointly by GM Daewoo and GM Powertrain, it delivers 110kW/320Nm.
read more about the Holden Epica

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CLC-Class

Released: Aug 2008

Mercedes-Benz has added a new acronym to its model range with the introduction of the CLC – the replacement for the C-class Sports Coupe. Incorporating a wedge-shaped styling clearly linking the C-class front-end. Likely to include diesel, supercharged four-cylinder petrol and even V6 options.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class

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